The Gallery seems to have been so busy with Tea and Sympathy and The North Yorkshire Open Studios (both of which are still running by the way!) over the last few weeks that I seem to have talked about nothing else, so this blog is all about the other exciting business going on here. For starters, we have another exhibition to prepare for, Impression, which opens on July 15th, less than a month away. Below you will find more info about the exhibition and the artists involved.
We’ve also had some lovely new work in lately, including eye-catching ceramics and unusual handmade books. See more further down the blog.
Our next exhibition features the work of 5 printmakers, some of which are familiar to The Gallery, some of which are completely new to us. Impression showcases the extraordinary techniques and processes involved in a variety of printmaking styles, including etching, collagraph and solar plate. Hester Cox and Janis Goodman, Helen Peyton, Catherine Sutcliffe-Fuller and Angie Rogers work will be on display in The Gallery from July 15th for one month. But just to tempt you, here’s a taster of what’s to come…
Helen has been one of the artists selected for this year’s Royal Academy Summer exhibition. We are lucky to have some of the prints reserved for us here. There’s some surprises to be had in this show that we’re sure you won’t have come across before, more to be revealed later!
Pretty New Things…
David Pantling Ceramics
We discovered David’s work at the British Craft Trade Fair earlier this year, and love the combination of sharp design and playful decoration. I particularly like this beautiful Jug and innovative cup and saucer.
Kate Bowles uses found materials such as dress patterns and maps to add a unique decorataion to her handmade books. Each one is different and equally quirky.
Vin’s work is no stranger to The Gallery, in fact our customers have been buying his unique jewellery for many years. Vin recently re-vamped his collection, and we have been lucky enough to get a few of his new designs. Many of these pieces combine various metals, making them even more precious. My favourites are these Silver and 18ct Gold Bangle and Pendant.
One more thing, and this is about the Open Studios (open again this weekend , the 18th and 19th of June). As mentioned previously in this blog, NYOS commissioned Charlotte Morrison’s limited edition teacup and saucer to commemorate this year’s open studios event, and we are lucky enough to be selling them. We are also selling a specially commissioned teatowel, designed for NYOS by printmaker Helen Roddie.